How does culture contribute to the liveability of places? Which role does the landscape play in the establishment of a regional identity? How could tourism and heritage stimulate regional development?
These questions will be tackled in the master Cultural Geography. You will learn how culture and identity play a role in the liveability of cities and the countryside and the wellbeing of people. Central themes of the Master programme are culture, identity, liveability, landscape, tourism and heritage. You will explore the relations between these themes both theoretically and practically in several courses. You will study and apply these insights in the Netherlands and in international contexts, for example, during an annually organized field trip to a European city outside of the Netherlands. As a student in Cultural Geography, we offer the possibility to follow the Tourism Geography and Planning track. In this track you will approach liveability and identity questions specifically from the perspective of the tourism sector.
In the Master Cultural Geography you will develop a critical stance and practical insights into how you could support the social cohesion, resilience and adaptive power of communities and people to innovate. After graduating from this Master programme, you will be able to apply your insights in diverse policy, research and consultancy sectors including urban and rural development, heritage conservation, tourism and landscape management.
You will follow the master Cultural Geography and the master track Tourism Geography and Planning in Leeuwarden at the RUG/Campus Fryslân. Note that some compulsory and optional courses are still offered in Groningen.
If you are looking for a two year programme and are interested in doing research, you can also integrate the master in Cultural Geography with our two year top rated Research Master in Spatial Sciences.